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The Resource Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent

Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent

Label
Burial rites : a novel
Title
Burial rites
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Kent
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard. ... BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place --
Summary
Kent has created a first-rate debut novel with beautiful, lyrical passages and characters true to their historical counterparts. The unforgettable story finds convicted killer Agnes Magnúsdóttir awaiting execution and seeking both a reprieve from her dreadful sentence and the possibility of redemption. Burial Rites is an excellent choice for reading groups, especially those who have enjoyed Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace. -- Margaret Donovan for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2014.
  • Davitt Awards, Debut Crime, 2014.
  • Davitt Awards, Readers' Choice, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • Nielsen BookData Australian Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2014.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award, 2014.
Assigning source
provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10190925
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn827082645
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780316239806
Lccn
2013014305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)827082645
Label
Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn827082645
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780316239806
Lccn
2013014305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)827082645

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